Anxiety can be debilitating. Anxiety affects everyone from time to time, but people who suffer from it on a daily basis understands how it can interfere with your quality of life. Most people recognize behavioral changes when under stress. And anxiety can also have serious consequences on your physical health.
To decide if CBD would be a good option for you or a loved one, you’ll need to understand a couple of main ideas. So, in this blog, we’ll talk about how CBD interacts with the body to help relieve anxiety and how to dose CBD when dealing with anxiety.
How Anxiety Affects the Body?
People who suffer from anxiety often have symptoms of fatigue, migraines, stress, and depression. It can cause you to lose sleep and can lead to further complications in your body. What happens to your body during anxiety or panic attacks? Well, your central nervous system starts to work overtime and causes your brain to release stress hormones. This overworking leads to increased strain on your brain and nervous system and further increases your chances of inflammation, headaches, dizziness, and depression.
Stress can occur at any time and at any stage in life and what affects people or causes anxiety differs amongst people. For example, the idea of speaking in front of a crowd may lead you to feel anxious or for some, the idea of having too much to do can be overwhelming.
Unfortunately, stress doesn’t affect just one type of person. Many kids are having increased stress due to social pressures at school and with social media. However, women have shown to be more susceptible and to suffer from anxiety than men.
A recent study by the American Psychological Association reports that woman to have a higher rate of physical symptoms caused by stress. In fact, studies indicate that women are 60% more likely than men to experience anxiety. From the time a girl reaches puberty until about the age of 50, she is twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as a man.
Women are also more likely to have multiple psychiatric disorders during their lifetime than men. The most common to co-occur with anxiety is depression.
Anxiety can come in many different forms and in fact, has many names.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social Phobias
- General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Attacks
All of these stressors attack your body’s immune system and its ability to function properly.
Your doctor may prescribe something for you, but a lot has been mentioned on the effects of those drugs on your body. These drugs are toxic to your system and while they may help a little (and in some cases not at all) they also cause your body to work extra hard to maintain balance. Fortunately, hemp-based CBD oil has shown positive results in helping manage anxiety and stress.
How CBD Helps Relieve Anxiety?
There is more and more research on how the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is helping maintain a healthy balance in your brain and body. This system is vital in creating homeostasis in your body and is responsible for counteracting many stressors in your life. So when anxiety strikes and your body is producing stress hormones your ECS is combating these stressors in an attempt to regulate you and reduce panic attacks. If your body is constantly fighting, your immune system is weakened and your ability to regulate and function is decreased dramatically. This can lead to further health risks.
What CBD can do is help protect the ECS so it can fully awaken all the receptors in your body that help alleviates any symptoms from anxiety and allow your immune and nervous system to fire strong, natural antidepressants. CBD has shown the ability to produce natural antidepressants. It also helps the ECS awaken the cell receptors in your nervous system to produce serotonin. Serotonin is believed to help regulate mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function.
How to use CBD when Anxiety strikes?
Now you might be wondering — “How much CBD should I take?” The answer is not simple. In a lot of scenarios of acute pain or episodes of seizures, it is suggested to take in excess of 100 mg. However, with anxiety and depression, there is some research being conducted to suggest small amounts may be more beneficial. A recent article suggested that patients responded better when taking a smaller dose to combat stress. We understand that everyone is different and you must know your body and listen to it.
We have discussed the “sweet spot” in our dosing guideline article. The sweet spot is the right amount of CBD that works for you. You can find your personal sweet spot by taking a dose of CBD and listening to your body.
For this example, you can start by using a CBD oil tincture drop under your tongue. This is the quickest way for CBD to enter your body and start feeling relief. We recommend waiting at least 20 minutes and see if your symptoms have become better and you are still able to manage to smile and hold a conversation or function. If you feel that you need more than you can add a few more drops. And, of course, if you feel it was too much you can back off.
We recommend starting with 20mg each dose and use as needed throughout the day. Here at TerraGold Plus, we understand the pain of stress, anxiety, and depression. We encourage anyone who is struggling with anxiety or depression to seek help from a loved one or a trained professional. The TGPhamily is here for you and are will always provide as much guidance as we can.
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